≡ Menu
YogaDork

Prehabilitation

The heat is on! And that concludes our corny puns for the Miami Heat basketball team playing in the NBA finals this year, of which there are two clear superstars, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, who are apparently both yogis!

12 comments

Tom Myers studied directly with Drs. Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais and Buckminster Fuller and has practiced integrative bodywork for over 30 years in a variety of clinical and cultural settings. He is the author of the best-selling Anatomy Trains (Elsevier 2001), is a pioneering researcher in how fascia relates to the structural health of the body. The [...]

19 comments

Can yoga prevent or even reverse the thinning bones of osteopenia and osteoporosis? In this interview, Dr. Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall, co-authors of Yoga for Osteoporosis, discuss these questions and talk about some of the important precautions yoga teachers should be aware of when teaching yoga to people with osteopenia or osteoporosis. *Dr. Fishman [...]

11 comments

Hup two, breathe, three, four… In the Naaavvvvyyy. Yoga is. We keep hearing more stories about yoga in the military –added to basic training, integrated into rehabilitation programs – and it seems they’re getting really serious (uh, militant?) about it. Thanks to a tipster who gave us the heads up about this job posting. Not [...]

2 comments

More yoga in the army news! Great pic above – and no the soldier is not standing on his back! Look closer. (yes they are wearing socks, but that’s a purple mat…baby steps) This is straight from Army.mil so you know it’s serious. Not only is yoga now included in basic training, we’re seeing it [...]

12 comments

And now the latest in Yoga in Sports, aka Yoga isn’t Wussy, aka Yoga is for Everyone News: Heard rumors about yoga in the NFL? It’s true! And it’s not girly, nor wussy, nor somehow demasculinizing. Maybe some of us knew that already, but for the rest of us it can’t hurt to be reminded, [...]

11 comments

Drop and give me 20 chaturangas! From the department of Yoga Isn’t for Wussies comes news that our very own US Military has adopted yoga as part of their new fitness regimen. Great! you say. Peaceful warriors! you cry. Well, kinda sorta. OK not exactly. Will the new recruits look less like Rocky Balboa wannabes [...]

11 comments

And here comes the bad news: BEWARE yoga can hurt you! While any physical activity, like say walking for example, can sometimes put you at risk of hurting yourself, yoga has the special added bonus of some semi-awkward poses and an onslaught of enthusiastic yoga teachers who may or may not be thoroughly trained and [...]

5 comments

And now for your YD sports update! The big story here? YES, there is YOGA in FOOTBALL! And these guys aren’t afraid of pastel mats and farts.  As far as sports go, and really any kind of athletic activity, especially where your body is tossed around like a pinata, it’s not just post-injury rehab, but [...]

2 comments